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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:04  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:30 south
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Altitude: -60.9°   Azimuth: 51.7°   Direction: North-East

HR8244 is a giant star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus.

HR8244 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8244 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8244:


HR8244 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -60.9°
Azimuth: 51.7°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8244

HR8244 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8244 are provided in the following table:

21h 34m 53s
-29° 41’ 45”
Piscis Austrinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8244 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8244 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8244.

Visibility of HR8244 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR8244 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.7°
Max altitude: 8.8°
Azimuth: 240.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8244

The image below is a photograph of HR8244 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR8244 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8244 star
DSS2 image of HR8244. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8244 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8244 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8244 is distant 695.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

213.22 pc
695.10 ly
-15 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8244

HR8244 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8244 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8244. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8244